Paengaroa-based natural health and beauty company, Comvita, has appointed an independent director to the Board.
Sarah Ottrey is set to join the Board from November 1.
She holds a number of directorships of public companies including Blue Sky Meats Ltd, Ebos Group Ltd and Smiths City Group Ltd.
Prior to becoming a professional director, Sarah worked in marketing roles in New Zealand and Asia for multi-nationals, Unilever, DB Breweries and Heineken.
For the past 12 months, following the retirement of Jeff Williams, Comvita has been operating with five directors so Ms Ottrey's appointment will bring it back up to six.
In accordance with the Comvita constitution, Sarah will be formally nominated for re-election to the Board at the 2013 annual meeting.